No OWTS shall be used and no change in use to the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof being served by an OWTS shall be made until the AHJ has issued an OWTS certificate to operate as provided herein. Issuance of such certificate shall not be construed as an approval of a violation of any applicable provision of this chapter or other law.
An OWTS certificate to operate shall not be construed as a guarantee by the AHJ that the OWTS will function satisfactorily nor shall it in any way restrict action of the AHJ in the enforcement of any applicable provision of this chapter or other law.
Any work conducted on an OWTS shall be in accordance with the construction documents accepted in the OWTS permit.
The AHJ and/or the registered design professional, if the construction documents were prepared, signed and sealed by one, shall be notified when work on an OWTS is ready for inspection. No part of the system shall be covered until inspected and found to be in compliance with the accepted construction documents and/or any conditions prescribed within the OWTS permit. Whenever considered necessary by the AHJ and/or registered design professional, any covered work shall be uncovered at the expense of the owner to permit proper inspection.
An OWTS certificate to operate shall be issued by the AHJ upon a satisfactory inspection of the completed work by such AHJ and/or a letter from the registered design professional noting compliance with the accepted construction documents and any conditions prescribed within the OWTS permit.
The AHJ may include in an OWTS certificate to operate such terms and conditions as he or she deems necessary or appropriate to ensure safety or to further the purposes and intent of this chapter or any other pertinent law.
The AHJ is authorized to, in writing, suspend or revoke a OWTS certificate to operate issued under the provisions of this chapter wherever such certificate is issued in error, or based on incorrect information supplied, or where it is determined that the OWTS or portion thereof is in violation of any applicable provision of this chapter or any other law.